Professor of Geography
Michigan State University
Geoffrey Henebry earned MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Science from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1986 and 1989, respectively. After an extended post-doc with the Konza Prairie Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship at INPE in Brazil, Geoff held faculty positions at Kansas State University, Rutgers University-Newark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University. During 2018-2019 Geoff was a John A. Hannah Distinguished Visiting Professor at Michigan State University (MSU) in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and in the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO). He is currently a tenured full professor in the department and in CGCEO. Geoff’s research interests are broad, but a recurrent theme is the use of remote sensing to study ecological patterns and processes, including quantitative analysis and modeling of land surface phenology and land cover land use change. He has studied land dynamics in North, Central, and South America, Eastern Europe and European Russia, and Central Asia, with particular emphasis on drylands, grasslands, wetlands, croplands, and urbanizing areas. He is an Associate Editor for Remote Sensing of Environment and on the editorial boards of International Journal of Biometeorology, Land, Landscape Ecology, and Science of Remote Sensing. He is active in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the North America chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALENA).